Peaks in Upper Franconia

Whether for the view or for the challenge, climbing the mountainous peaks in Upper Franconia is the best way to experience more of this beautiful region. But with 20 to choose from, it can be tough to know which peak to proceed with. That’s why we’ve collected the best peaks and summits in Upper Franconia for you here — so you can easily add one to your next adventure.

The top 20 peaks in Upper Franconia

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    1

    Großer Waldstein

    Hiking Highlight

    The 877 meter high Große Waldstein is a mountain in the northern Fichtelgebirgs horseshoe. In the summit area is mixed forest with old beeches and mighty rock towers, the whole …

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    Wolly
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    Döbraberg

    Hiking Highlight

    The Döbraberg is with 794 meters the highest mountain in the Franconian Forest. At its summit is a radar station of the Bundeswehr, the observation tower Prinz-Luitpold-tower of the Frankenwaldverein e. V. and various seating groups.

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    3

    Staffelberg

    Hiking Highlight

    We are several times a year on the Staffelberg or in the area. It's just beautiful there and is fun to hike and then good food there.

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    Werner
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    4

    Nußhardt

    Hiking Highlight

    I still wonder where to enjoy the better view. From the Asenturm at the Ochsenkopf or here at the Nußhardtgipfel on the Ochsenkopf. Mighty rock walls and rock towers enthrone …

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    Schneeberg

    Hiking Highlight

    From the highest elevation of the Fichtelgebirge there is a comprehensive view of the Franconian and Thuringian Forest, Magpie and Ore Mountains and the Bavarian-Bohemian border mountains.

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    Rudolfstein

    Hiking Highlight

    Here, too, is one of those oddly shaped rock castles that are so often found in the Fichtelgebirge. On the highest of these leads a staircase that allows a clear view on the clearest days to Weißenstädter See.

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    Haberstein

    Hiking Highlight

    Here is the more than 5 ha, the largest contiguous granite block sea of ​​the Fichtelgebirge. Beautiful view to the Ochsenkopf, the 1024 m above sea level. NN second highest …

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    Waldstein - Großer Waldstein

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Here you can find a castle ruin and a beer garden with guest house. The summit of the big Waldstein is not accessible by MTB.

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    9

    Goethefelsen

    Hiking Highlight

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was known to be a diligent hiker. He is said to have visited on July 1, 1785 in his great Fichtelgebirgswanderung this place. Reason enough to …

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    10

    Hohe Matze

    Hiking Highlight

    A great viewpoint at 813m - with summit cross and book! Definitely enjoy the view before going back into the woods.

    Once upon a time, Schloss Karlstein was said to …

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    Signalstein

    Hiking Highlight

    The Signalstein, also called Signalfels, is a twelve-meter high rock in the Franconian Alb. The view of the hiker from here, with 564 meters one of the highest and best …

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    12

    Platte

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    View and space a dream, but bike must be worn in places.

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    Ochsenkopf

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Fantastic view from the Ochsenkopf. The Ochsenkopf landmark is mandatory.

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    Zuckerhut

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Located opposite the lobster stone in the Wiesenttal. The view into the entering Leinleitertal is fabulous. Summit cross was built by grateful war returnees.

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    Neubürg

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The Neuburg is a 586.8 meter high mountain in the Franconian Alb. From here you have a great view in the Franconian Switzerland to the area of ​​Bamberg. By the …

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    Kohlberg Turm

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    From here you can drive down several beautiful trails downhill. We have found a total of 4 and jumps are also partly on the trails to find.

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    Döbraberg

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Well developed cycle path network with many trails.

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    18

    Kleiner Kulm

    Hiking Highlight

    Kleiner Kulm, with 626 m one of the highest elevations of the Franconian Switzerland. From here you have a wonderful view of the Franconian Forest, the Fichtelgebirge and the Franconian Switzerland.

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    Waldstein

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The Waldstein is one of the few, with the road bike approachable summit.Here you can find a castle ruin and a beer garden.The tar on the last Km is desolate.

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    Großer Waldstein Gipfel

    Running Highlight

    Great view. In bad weather, the ascent to the bowl is sometimes slippery. Please take care.

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